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Woman who had 18 miscarriages in 20 years gives birth at 48

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A woman who suffered 18 miscarriages after her own body rejected her pregnancies had revealed her joy at finally achieving her dream of becoming a mother at 48.

Louise Warneford and her husband, Mark, 55, from Swindon, endured countless rounds of IVF – costing around £80,000 – over 16 years before a specialist finally found the reason behind her miscarriages.

After coming close to giving up in 2010, the couple agreed to have one final try after a doctor told them a donor embryo might be successful, and Louise gave birth to a healthy baby boy, William, at 37 weeks.

The breakthrough came in 2015 – when doctors identified that she had ‘killer cells’ which meant her own body was destroying her embryos.

Although Louise and Mark say people sometimes mistake the couple for baby William’s grandparents, they are over-the-moon to finally have a child of their own.

Louise explains: ‘Mark and I had been trying for a baby since I was 32. We’d suffered 18 miscarriages and spent £80,000 but looking at William now, it was all worth it.

‘I’m not the spring chicken that I used to be and it does take me a while to chase him around the floor but it’s worth it.’

The couple first met in 1999 and Louise immediately knew that Mark was ‘the one’ that she wanted to start a family with.

However, due to Mark’s vasectomy from a previous relationship, the pair had to look for alternative ways to make Louise’s dream of having a baby a reality.

She says: ‘We went to a fertility specialist to find out about the quickest way of conceiving, and they suggested a sperm insemination.

‘So we found a donor who had the same attributes as Mark and I, and we went along with the process.’
‘I fell pregnant a number of times with the insemination, but every single time I ended up losing the baby around the 14-week scan mark as they couldn’t find the heartbeat.

‘Each time I got my hopes up and thought that “this was it” and I was going to have the perfect family I’d always wanted – I couldn’t stop crying every time I miscarried.

‘We decided to try IVF but despite falling pregnant a number of times, we always lost the baby.

‘It was a complete mystery why my body kept rejecting my baby at just a few weeks old but it was heart-breaking every single time.

Louise gave up on her dream in 2010, unable to face any more attempts.

She says: ‘There is no grief that can compare to losing a much loved and wanted baby – all your hopes and dreams are shattered.

‘We’d even tried using an egg donor but that failed as well.’

However, determined to find out what was wrong with her body for peace of mind, Louise decided to find a clinic who could finally diagnose her fertility problem.

Louise said: ‘I met a specialist in maternal medicine called Doctor Shehata and he told me that I had killer cells in my body, which was why I couldn’t hold a child.

‘I told him I’d had 18 miscarriages and that I couldn’t go through that again but he gave me the courage to have one more try.

‘I didn’t do anything until four years later, when I was 47 and I said to Mark that we had to try one more time before I was 50.

‘This time, because I was too old for certain clinics in the UK, I decided to do my own research and had embryo donation in the Gynem Clinic in Prague.

The couple finally got pregnant when Louise was 47 and, despite a nerve-wrenching nine months, their son William was born healthy.

‘He was born at 37 weeks through a planned C-section because I was told that there was a problem with the placenta.

‘Although I couldn’t enjoy my pregnancy, because I was constantly scared that I was going to lose him, it was completely worth it for my dream baby.’

Louise is now sharing her story to provide help for anyone facing a similar situation to her and to raise discussion about miscarriages.

Louise said: ‘It was the toughest time in my life, but it’s so worth it for our dream baby.

‘We’re a perfect family now and I finally feel complete – we even have a grandchild now, and at just ten months old, William, became an uncle.

‘It was very expensive, and we spent £80,000 in total for fertility treatment, but we just put our life on hold for our dream baby.

‘We saved the money over the 16 years of trying, and just didn’t go out very often – we were very frugal, but we wanted a child more than we wanted money.

‘We want people to know that it is doable and despite my multiple miscarriages and rounds of IVF, our dream baby was achievable.’ (DailyMail)

Rare loved up photos of Di’ja and her husband Rotimi as they get naughty at lunch date

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Di’ja and her husband, Rotimi, stepped out for a lunch date and couldn’t get enough of themselves!

The Mavin princess and mother of one shared the photos on her IG page and wrote;

He said: u chop garlic abi?! ?? #romancingthestonestyling
HARD ROCK life. Sai godiya. #MAMABEAR/PAPABEAR????????Alhamdullilah. SL/Kaduna meets AKURE ??Photocred: @dam.ski

After keeping him behind the veil of secrecy for two years, Di’ja finally showed off his man, Rotimi in 2015 and they wedded same year. In 2016, the happy couple had a beautiful baby boy. Photos from their lunch date below;

“He knew what he signed up for” – Trump to pregnant widow of U.S. Army

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President Donald Trump told a U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow on Tuesday that “he knew what he signed up for … but when it happens, it hurts anyway,” when he died serving in northwestern Africa, according to Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami Gardens.

“Yes, he said it,” Wilson said. “It’s so insensitive. He should have not have said that. He shouldn’t have said it.”

The president called about 4:45 p.m. and spoke to Johnson’s pregnant widow, Myeshia Johnson, for about five minutes.

“They were astonished,” Wilson said about the Florida family’s reaction. “It was almost like saying, ‘You signed up to do this, and if you didn’t want to die, shouldn’t have signed up.’?”

Wilson said the widow, Myeshia Johnson, spoke to Trump for about five minutes and her only words were “thank you” at the end of the conversation.

“I wanted to curse him out,” Wilson said of Trump. “I asked the family to give me the phone so that I could, but they wouldn’t.”

She is a mother to Johnson’s surviving 2-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter. The conversation happened before Johnson’s remains arrived at Miami International Airport on a commercial Delta Airlines flight.

A top advisor later told Local 10 News “The president’s conversations with the families of American heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice are private.”

Wilson watched as the widow, who is expecting their third baby in January, leaned over the U.S. flag that was draping Johnson’s casket.

Her pregnant belly was shaking against the casket as she sobbed uncontrollably. Their daughter stood next to her stoically. Their toddler waited in the arms of a relative.

Monkeypox cases rise to 74 in 11 states

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The Monkeypox virus outbreak has spread to 11 states with 74 suspected cases recorded, Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole has said.

Adewole made the disclosure in Abuja on Wednesday when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council.

President Muhammadu Buhari chaired the meeting held at the State House Council Chamber, Abuja.

The Federal Government, on Oct. 11 confirmed that 33 suspected cases of the virus were recorded in seven states.

Monkeypox is a rare viral zoonosis (a virus transmitted to humans from animals) with symptoms in humans similar to those seen in the past in smallpox patients, although less severe.

Smallpox was eradicated in 1980. However, monkeypox still occurs sporadically in some parts of Africa.

The minister, who updated the Council on developments in respect of the outbreak, listed the affected States as Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Ekiti, Enugu, Imo, Lagos, Nasarawa and Rivers as well as the FCT.

“The Council also received an update on the state of the public health of the nation. We informed the council about the latest development in respect of the Monkey Pox virus outbreak. So far as of today, there are 74 suspected cases in 11 states of the country.

“We have confirmed three from Bayelsa and 12 of the suspected cases from Bayelsa tested negative; four suspected cases from Lagos tested negative. We are still expecting the results of the other ones.

“We are also doing a test at the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Edeh, to really understand the genomics of this virus.

“Even when they are negative, the laboratory attendant should be able to tell us what exactly they are,” he said.

The minister dismissed the assertion that the military was spreading Monkey Pox virus through vaccination.

He said that the military was never involved in any vaccination in the country, adding that any vaccination must involve state governments and the Federal Ministry of Health.

“It is also important to dispel the rumour circulating in the country that the military is vaccinating people and trying to spread Monkey Pox across the country.

“The military is not involved in any vaccination exercise.

“And I must educate Nigerians about how vaccination campaigns are done. The Federal Government will take the lead but we do not conduct a campaign without working with states.

“So, there is no way we will do a campaign without working with the states,” he said.

The minister announced that his ministry was conducting vaccination in only three states of the federation, namely Borno, Kwara and Kogi.

He stated that the cholera vaccination was being conducted in Borno while that of Yellow Fever vaccination was being carried out in Kwara and Kogi.

He stated that the ministry would soon start vaccination against measles while a nationwide vaccination against Yellow Fever would commence before the end of the year.

 

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Doctors said she had Fibroid, she insisted they are twins Read her testimony……..

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A Nigerian lady, Gina Ehikodi has shared her amazing testimony after she welcomed her set of twins months after being told she had fibroid.

According to her, she was told by a sonographer that she had fibroid and was even given photo evidence but she refused to accept it and insisted that she is carrying a set of twins.

Read the story she shared to celebrate her twins 1st birthday…

“Sir, my womb is not meant for Fibroid, I said.
Madam, he said, I know a fetus when I see one and fibroid when I see one. Can’t you see the difference? As he showed me the images on his scan machine.
Sir, I will come back here and you will see that I am carrying twins, I got up and left.

He looked at me like, so this one wants to teach me my job. Me too looked at him like, am about to shock you with the miracles the God I serve can wroth.
Not after I hear those amazing testimonies from the altar, not after all the twins prayer request I have been writing years before I even met my husband. “Devil you can lie sha o”

Long story short… I got home and started preparing for twins. God gave me a miraculous testimony, no fertility drugs (contrary to what I have heard people say), no special regimen, easy pregnancy save for palpitations as a result of 2 men growing inside me, favourable conditions etc… Most times I think I don’t deserve it but Jehovah is the all merciful who blesses us regardless of our situation.

I look at these gifts and wonder… none of them look like fibroid ???, what I see are great and honorable men, who will impact their generation and beyond, positively doing exploits and constantly showcasing God’s Glory.

Jehovah, me your daughter is saying thank you again. My whole being and all that I am is not enough to say thank you. Gratitude is all I have got in me!!!”

President Mugabe’s wife sues trader over US$1.3m diamond ring

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The wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has sued a Lebanese businessman for failing to deliver a US$1.35-million diamond ring she ordered for her wedding anniversary, state media reported on Wednesday.

“First lady Dr Grace Mugabe is suing fugitive businessman Mr Jamal Joseph Ahmed for US$1.23 million over a diamond ring deal that went sour last year,” The Herald newspaper said.

“In breach of the agreement, Mr Ahmed failed to deliver the ring, triggering a legal wrangle.”

In 2015, Grace Mugabe placed an order for a 100-carat diamond ring worth US$1.35 million to mark the anniversary of her wedding to the 93-year-old leader.

“The plaintiff wanted to purchase a unique diamond ring for her wedding anniversary celebrations,” said court documents seen by The Herald.

“The defendant tendered a diamond ring worth US$30,000 and naturally, the plaintiff refused to take possession of an inferior ring.”

Grace Mugabe demanded a refund but Ahmed paid back just US$120,000.

In court documents filed last year, Ahmed said he had offered to repay the money in instalments and claimed he had already paid back US$150,000. (AFP)

Lagos most wanted robber finally arrested (Photo)

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The Lagos State Police command operatives have arrested a notorious robber who operates under the pretext of being deaf and dumb.

The man identified as Emeka Anthony Uche sneaks into offices while using his condition to cover up.


He specialized in sneaking into peoples’ offices to steal laptops, mobile phones and other valuables. He was arrested, yesterday, shortly after one of his escapades.

CCTV footages of his operations have been compiled ahead of his arraignment in court.

Man claims his Apple watch saved his life,it helps him detect signs of a blood clot

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A man is lucky to be alive after his Apple Watch app detected the signs of a deadly blood clot.

James Green, from New York, credits the HeartWatch app on his watch for alerting him to an unusual spike in his heart rate.

He tweeted:

“Never thought a stupid lil wrist computer I bought two years ago would save my life.

“Saw my heart rate go up, ended up being a pulmonary embolism.”

 

The HeartWatch app monitors a person’s heart rate throughout the day and notifies them when it goes above or below a certain threshold.

When James saw his heart rate go up he called his doctor.

The 28-year-old reporter from Brooklyn told the Telegraph his doctor said if he had waited any longer “it would have been fatal”.

The self-confessed “serial health tracker” explained how he used the app because he wanted to monitor data on his heart because he had previously had a blood clot on his lungs.

The app notified him that his heart rate was above his normal resting rate of 54, even when he was sitting down.

“That along with other symptoms I was having was enough data I needed to act on it, and realise it wasn’t a panic attack (since I have severe generalised anxiety), that it was something more,” he said.

James was put on blood thinners to reduce the clot when he got to hospital.

 

Viral photo of a mum at the gym with her baby strapped to back

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This viral video which was shared by an Instagram user @Mudia. She captioned it ‘When he won’t let u do anything is simple back him???? #fitness #mumlife‘.

 

Kim Kardashian displays her blemished legs

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Kim Kardashian has revealed she once tried her sister Kourtney’s breast milk in an attempt to treat her ongoing battle with psoriasis.

The reality star, who has now ‘accepted’ living with psoriasis, shared some of the methods she’s used to combat the autoimmune disease via her app on Tuesday

After having had it for over seven years, I feel like I’ve accepted it, but there are still times when I can feel insecure about it,’ Kim wroteI’ve tried some basic treatment methods, but I’m always open to trying new things. One time, I even tried using Kourt’s breast milk, lol!
‘Things I’ve tried that do help are following a low-acid diet, cortisone shots and topical cortisone creams

Bobrisky says he got a deal with 3 top telecoms companies in Nigeria

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Bobrisky took to Instagram to brag about getting a deal with three top telecommunications companies in Nigeria..
Let’s wait and see!

Handsome gay couple’s romantic proposal goes viral

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Two gay lovers are trending on socialmedia after their very romantic proposal video..They have been
Watch below

WE GETTING MARRIED????? #6yearsstrong #soinlovewithhim #soblessed #myfiancé

A post shared by Jonathan L. Allen™ (@minjallen) on

Blac Chyna sues the entire Kardashian family

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Blac Chyna on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the entire Kardashian family, blaming them for the demise of her E! reality television show Rob & Chyna.

In the lawsuit, Chyna says the entire Kardashian family turned on her post-break up with Rob, “slut-shaming her on social media and killing her hit television show” during filming for a second season.

The lawsuit which People has obtained states: ‘Rob Kardashian is an abuser intent on destroying Angela White, the mother of his baby, who left him in 2016,

‘In revenge, the Kardashian-Jenner family became media predators, slut-shaming her on social media and killing her hit television show, which had already begun filming a second season.’ Rob Kardashian and his powerful, vindictive family have done enough damage to Ms. White’s career and professional reputation, which she singlehandedly built from scratch—without the help of a famous last name. This lawsuit seeks to hold them accountable,’ the lawsuit states.
The move comes roughly two weeks after her ex fiancé, Rob Kardashian, filed his own lawsuit accusing her of using him and his family for financial gain. He also claims it was a mutual decision by the E! Network and the Kardashian family to cancel the show.

Chyna claims Rob & Chyna had “stellar” ratings and believed the show was going to be picked up for a second season despite the couple splitting up.

But Chyna alleges Season 2 was canceled due to pressure from the Kardashian family

Obama picks Nigerian Kehinde Wiley to paint his official presidential portrait

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Former U. S. president Barack Obama, has picked Nigeria’s Kehinde Wiley, to paint his official presidential portrait.

The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery while making the announcement said Wiley is an exciting choice for the presidential portrait.

Wiley, a hip-hop portraitist is known for lush, larger-than-life portraits that overlay black street culture with European classical motifs.

The 40 year-old New York-based artist, born to a Nigerian father and an African American mother, will have a novel spin on the traditionally formal composition.

Wiley has painted rappers LL Cool J in the style of John Singer Sargent, Ice T as Emperor Napoleon by David and young African American men in stained glass tableaus, like saints in a cathedral.

The background of his paintings reference African cloth patterns, snaking through the composition to give further clues on his subject.

The Obamas’s portraits, which will surely draw selfie enthusiasts, will be unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC next year.

Wiley was born in Los Angeles, California in 1977. His father is Ibibio from Akwa Ibom State

Davido shares lovely new portrait

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The star who has been vindicated in Tagbo’s death case,shared this lovely photo today.